It’s no secret that Timothy James Photography loves a styled shoot. So when he invited me onboard to work with brides and birds-of-prey at Birds on the Hand, Market Harborough at Golden Hour in the East Midlands summer sunshine, I was always going to say yes and reach for the peachy tones in my kit for bridal makeup inspiration.
Although ‘Living Coral’ has been Pantone’s colour of the year for 2019, it hasn’t been all that popular with my brides. But, this colour gave itself perfectly to this shoot and as its a whole half of my kit I never really get to play with that made for another good reason to go and play with some wonderfully talented suppliers.
Peachy tones really suit a golden sunset on a summer’s evening. So if you’re a bride that is getting married late on a summer’s day I would strongly advise switching out the radiant pinks for something warmer.
So what are the peachy wonder products?
Models Elle and Natalia looked glowing in the early evening sunshine, with a peachy warmth glowing from their skin in this beautiful ambient lighting.
Elle’s key product was really contained to her cheek. I wanted a a peachy sheen that softly gleamed in the sunlight. So for this I used my old faithful Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick. Shimmerbrick’s are hard to define. They’re a kind of blush/highlight hybrid for the times where you want radiance, but not too much colour.
How to use a Shimmerbrick…
I layered the Shimmerbrick across the top of the highest point on Elle’s cheek on top of a pop of colour on her apples. On the front of Elle’s cheeks I used Galifornia by Benefit, which is a strong golden coral blush that gave Elle more of a flush of peachy warmth.
Natalia’s makeup was a little more sultry to suit her look, so we went heavier on the eyes. To do this I framed them with a faun colour through the crease and then underneath the lower lash line. And then smudged a rich brown eye liner through the lower lash line and across the top lash line for some more definition.
As ever, Timothy James Photography nailed the shoot! He never fails to come up with an interesting concept and I know he’s been hankering after a shoot at Golden Hour for years! If you want the full shoot, head over to his site here. Otherwise I’ll leave you with a little teaser of Elle and Fletch…
I’m forever reaching for pinks on wedding days, so if you’re looking for coral toned bridal makeup inspiration let me know in the comments below! Or get in touch and let’s chat about your wedding makeup.
Or alternatively, if you’re after lots of talented suppliers for your own wedding, these guys are really worth checking out and all contributed to this shoot: